FLRA GENERAL COUNSEL ISSUES GUIDANCE ON INJUNCTIONS

 

 

FLRA NEWS


FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY · WASHINGTON, DC · 20424

October 4, 1996 · PR 118-96
Contact: Helenann Hirsch
202-482-6500

FLRA GENERAL COUNSEL ISSUES
GUIDANCE ON INJUNCTIONS

FLRA General Counsel Joe Swerdzewski today issued guidance to his Regional Directors about when and how to seek appropriate injunctive relief for an alleged violation of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute. The guidance is part of a series issued by the General Counsel over the past two years to strengthen customer service.

The General Counsel’s memorandum to the Regional Directors, which emphasizes that injunctive relief is appropriate only under extraordinary circumstances, highlights the types of factors that should be considered as well as the process the region should follow when determining whether a charge is a candidate for injunctive relief.

The Office of the General Counsel is the independent investigative and prosecutorial component of the FLRA which investigates, settles and prosecutes unfair labor practice charges. The Statute provides for the General Counsel, with approval from the Authority, to seek appropriate injunctive relief from federal courts. The Authority is the FLRA’s three-Member quasi-judicial panel. Neither the General Counsel’s decision not to seek injunctive relief nor the Authority’s disapproval of the General Counsel’s re